The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.

The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.
The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia, Lithuania.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Retail turnover continues to grow above the EU average in Emerging Europe thanks to purchasing power increase



In 2017 compared to 2016, the purchasing power of Romanians registered the highest growth rate among the European Union member states: 7.8%, according to GfK. Romania is the 2nd largest market in Central Eastern Europe after Poland.

Emerging Europe retail turnover has registered quite high growths in 2017. The Czech Republic (+9.8%) and Romania (+9.3%) are leading the dynamics.

In 2018, mainly due to continued revenue growth, GfK expects robust retail turnover growth rates for Romania (+7.5%), Estonia (+6.8%), Czech Republic (+6.5%), Bulgaria (+5.3%) and Hungary (+6%). 


Are you looking to connect with Romanian buyers, main retailers or importer-distributors? Perhaps we can assist you with the Market Entry, Deal Origination and B2B Matchmaking.

The population expenditure in retail of total expenditures puts Romania close to the European average.

According to the National Statistics Institute, in Q1 2018, the Romanian retail trade turnover increased by 6.4% versus Q1 2017, with food sales up 9.5% and non-food sales up 7.3%.


For a FRD Center analysis of the Food Retail and Food Imports developments in Romania go to the FRD Center business-blog posting at 
and 
http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/09/retail-growth-in-romania-continues-at.html

Are you looking to connect with local specialised importer-distributors and direct buyers / category acquisition managers in markets such as Romania, Czech Republic, Turkey or Poland? Perhaps we can collaborate. 

How to find qualified importers of foods and beverages? How to reach the direct buyers and category managers in the main retail chains in Romania and the region?

For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for product introduction to potential buyers in Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Lithuania etc. feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

FRD Center provides market research in Eastern Europe and the region, B2B matchmaking in the CE Europe and SEE, M&A assistance in Romania, in CEE and SEE, in the Emerging Markets in Europe.

As part of the market entry services FRD Center provides to Governmental Agencies and International Export Promotion Organisations, in 2017 FRD Center has been selected by The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest to carry out a Food & Beverages Trade Mission of Dutch companies to Romania. 


FRD Center provided all local support, B2B matchmaking services, logistic assistance. The FRD Center team organised B2B matchmaking meetings, company visits, a roundtable with KOLs in the F&B sector in Romania and a group visit to a key retail chain store in Bucharest. 

How to organise Trade Missions and Trade Delegations to Romania, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria etc.? 

Since 2000, FRD Center has been organising Trade Missions and Inward Buyer Missions for Export Promotion Agencies such as 
- the Irish Governmental Agency, Enterprise Ireland 
- the Development Agency of Murcia Region (Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia) from Spain
- the Finnish Governmental Agency, Finpro 
- the Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest
- Camara de Comercio Murcia (Spain) 
- the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers (USA) 
- the Gateway&Partners (GatewayBaltic) consulting firm
- the US Commercial Section, US Embassy in Bucharest
Shedu Consulting /The Ankara Chamber of Industry

More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/trade-missions-and-inward-buyer.html

For more details feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

Also for the The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest, in 2016 the FRD Center market research team prepared a report about the Romanian Foods Market available at https://www.dutchromaniannetwork.nl/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Food-Report-Romania-2016.pdf

For more info about the Romanian Food Retail Development in 2017 go to the FRD Center business-blog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/08/romanian-food-retail-development-in-2017.html as well as http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/11/romanian-foods-imports-go-up-15-in-2017.html

The Romanian Food & Beverages Retail continues to develop in 2018, mainly based on imported products. Are you a foreign producer / exporter looking to enter the Romanian and regional market through an acquisition of a Romanian food processor?

Are you a foreign food producer looking to export to the Emerging Markets in Europe? Perhaps we can collaborate.

Are you interested to research the market opportunities or present your products to the Romanian buyers? To acquire a local player in the Romanian food retail or import-distribution market? Perhaps we could collaborate. What foods are the Romanians importing? What are the Romanian imports of foods and beverages?

Romania’s retail market is estimated at EUR 40 billion in 2017, up 12% over 2016, according to a study by credit insurance company Euler Hermes. About 85% of the products sold in Romania are of mixed origin whereas only 15% are from local production. More details in the FRD Center businessblog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/12/romanias-retail-market-goes-up-12-in.html

What are the market opportunities presented by the Romanian Furniture and Home Decor Market? Romania is the most dynamic economy in Europe, having registered a GDP growth of 7% in 2017. 

The Romanians' appetite for Furniture and Home Decor is increasing, also backed by a growth of the residential construction sector of 68.7% in the first 11 months of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016.

In 2017, the Romanian sales of Furniture and Home Decor went up 12% and the total value is estimated to have exceeded 1 bnEURDo you want to reach the local buyers? More details at 
http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2018/02/romanian-furniture-and-home-decor.html

In 2017, the Romanian sales of consumer electronics, phones, TVs, home appliances went up by over 30% y-t-y according to the Romanian Statistics Institute.

The Romanians' appetite for garments and shoes was 22% higher in 2017, while the sales of furniture were 12% superior to the previous year.

In spite of increasing local production, the source of these products is 75% from imports. More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2018/02/romanian-consumer-electronics-it-and.html

Are you looking to connect with Romanian buyers, main retailers or importer-distributors? Perhaps we can assist you with the Market Entry, Deal Origination and B2B Matchmaking. 

If interested to receive our offer, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at:
email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

FRD Center provides market research in Eastern Europe and the region, B2B matchmaking in the CE Europe and SEE, M&A assistance in Romania, in CEE and SEE, in the Emerging Markets in Europe.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Romanian Private Healthcare Services market goes up 12%



The Romanian Private Healthcare Services Market went up 12% in 2017, reaching EUR 1.7 billion. How to reach the Romanian operators of Private Medical Services? 

FRD Center can assist with acquisition target identification and direct contact with decision makers in the Private Medical System in Romania.

How to find the most reliable importer-distributors of medical devices and health equipment, of med-tech and digital health technology for hospitals? 

By 2016, the number of Private Hospitals in Romania has doubled compared to 2011, reaching 200 units, while the number of Private Medical Centers tripled, reaching over 600.

Where to find market research and in-depth profiles of Romanian Private Health Operators, such as Private Health Groups, hospitals, private clinics? How to identify and approach targets for crossborder mergers-acquisitions in Romania and Eastern Europe?

How to reach the Romanian importers of medical devices, of health equipment, of pharmaceutical products? Who are the most relevant Romanian distributors of surgical equipment and of orthopedic implants?

The Private Medical Services market is one of the fastest developing sectors in Romania. The Romanian Medical Equipment market, currently estimated at some EUR 500 million, is 90% generated by imports and offers opportunities for foreign manufacturers to export to Romania. In the next 3-5 years, it is expected to grow by approx 5% y-o-y, mainly due to Romania's economic growth and increasing health expenditure both by the Government and private consumers.

FRD Center has direct contact with relevant local players in the medical devices and health equipment sector, both importer-distributors and direct buyers. More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/08/medical-devices-and-health-equipment.html

As published by Romania-Insider at https://www.romania-insider.com/private-healthcare-services-market-2017
, the Romanian Private Healthcare Services Market went up by 12% in 2017, to EUR 1.7 billion, according to an analysis by medical services comparison service Mediprice.

The top five medical services companies in Romania had a combined turnover of about EUR 400 million last year, according to the same study.

Overall, this market recorded an average yearly growth rate of 9.5% between 2011 and 2016, showing a significant increase in the demand for private medical services.

In July 2017, FRD Center has updated its analysis on the Romanian Private and Public Health Services. It is posted and available for download in the FRD Center website at http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/FRD-Center-Romania-Healthcare-analysis.pdf

Topics include:
Healthcare sysytem in Romania
Hospitals in Romania
Medical Centers in Romania
Medical Units in Romania
Development of Medical Units in Romania
Private Healthcare in Romania
Largest Private Hospitals in Romania
Profiles of private medical clinics such as MedLife, Regina Maria, Sanador, Synevo, Gral Medical

Examples of recent M&A in the Private Healthcare in Romania, including Romgermed, Affidea Group, Hiperdia, Diaverum, Regina Maria, Ponderas, Helios Medical

More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/romania-private-and-public-health.html

For more details on some recent developments, main players and imports dynamics of the Romanian Market of Medical Devices and Equipment as well as the healthcare system in Romania, feel free to consult the FRD Center SAMPLE report at
http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/The-Romanian-Market-of-Medical-Devices-and-Equipment.pdf

For more details feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email:europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

The orthopedic implants used in Romania are imported. According to the FRD Center analysis based on official trade data, the orthopaedic or fracture appliances imports in Romania (TARIC 902110) registered in 2015 an increase of 12.2% compared to 2014. In 2016, they reached EUR 8.4m.

FRD Center has direct contact with relevant local players in the medical devices and health equipment sector, both importer-distributors and direct buyers and can facilitate access of foreign manufacturers to the decision makers in local firms.

Some of the most active Romanian Importer-distributors of Orthopedic Implants and Medical Devices in Romania are Medical Technologies International, Silva Trading, Medical Ortovit, Biotechnic Romania, Valdomedica Trading, Ronda Medical and Lamar Prexim.

In 2016, their cumulated turnover was in excess of EUR 40m, which according to the FRD Center analysis is more than 24% higher than their TO in 2015.

How to reach the Romanian importers of medical devices, of health equipment, of pharmaceutical products? Who are the most relevant Romanian distributors of orthopedic implants? More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/08/romanian-importer-distributors-of.html

Should the developments and opportunities in the Romanian Market of Medical Devices and Equipment - Healthcare in Romania and in other Emerging Markets in Europe be of interest to you perhaps we can collaborate.

The FRD Center team can arrange for you a Business Itinerary with 1-2-1 meetings and visits to relevant players, such as Purchasing Managers in Private Hospitals, Specialised Importer-Distributors etc. In case you want to attract relevant buyers to your Medica 2017 booth, we can assist you with B2B presentations to decision makers in relevant companies and organisations.

For more details feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

FRD Center provides market research in Eastern Europe and the region, B2B matchmaking in the CE Europe and SEE, M&A assistance in Romania, in CEE and SEE, in the Emerging Markets in Europe.

For the FRD Center B2B matchmaking services in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe such as Turkey, Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia, Lithuania or Poland consult http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/12/b2b-matchmaking-with-qualified.html

Are you looking to export health equipment and medical technology and you want to connect with relevant local importer-distributors? Perhaps we can assist you with the Market Entry and B2B Matchmaking.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Industrial Manufacturing and Metalworking in Romania - the growth continues in 2018



How to make the most of the opportunities presented by the Romanian industrial manufacturing and metalworking sector? How to successfully enter the Romanian market? How to establish collaborations for production outsourcing in low cost countries in Europe?


The Romanian industrial manufacturing and metalworking sector continues to be one of the largest and most dynamic in Europe.

In Q1 2018, Romania’s industrial production went up 6.2% in seasonally adjusted terms, according to the National Statistics Institute (INS). This growth comes after a very good 2017, when Romanian industrial manufacturing has reached highest growth in the EU.


Romanian industrial output grew by 8.2% in gross series in 2017 compared to the previous year, mainly due to increases in
- industrial manufacturing: +8.9%
- mining and quarrying: +5.9%

In December 2017 vs. December 2016 Romania registered the highest increase in industrial production of 13.5%, compared to the 4.8% average in the EU28.

"Industrial manufacturing is a dynamic sector in Romania, benefiting from ongoing foreign investments, M&A interest from foreign players, an educated and productive labour force and a long tradition of industrial manufacturing, plastics production, metal working and metal casting" said Jackie Bojor, Director, FRD Center.

Some of the largest Romanian metalworking and machining manufacturers in Romania are:

GUHRING SRL, TITAN MASINI GRELE SA, I.A.M.U. SA, POPECI UTILAJ GREU SA, EMSIL TECHTRANS SRL, ADREM INDUSTRIES SRL, ROTEC SA, PROMEX SA, UZINSIDER TECHNO SA, IANUARIE SA, NAPOMAR SA, VDL - ROTECH SRL, SCHUMAG ROMANIA SRL, AGMUS SA, FORTUS SA

How to approach them - and other similar industrial companies - at decision-maker level and establish collaborations for production outsourcing or for mergers & acquisitions?

How to reach the most reliable precision tools and machinery for metalworking importer-distributors in Romania?


According to the FRD Center market analysis, some of the most dynamic machine-tools importer-distributors in Romania are:
· GravoLAB CNC
· Mafcom
· Inmaacro
· Mazarom
· Proma Machinery
· KNUTH Machine Tools Romania
· Leadertech Consulting
· Allmetech Tools & Machines
· Rocast and
· Vigra

According to the FRD Center analysis based on official data, in 2016 their cumulated sales figure exceeded 40 mEUR. 

More details about these companies can be consulted in the FRD Center presentation at http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/Machine-Tools-Imports-in-Romania-FRD-Center-analysis.pdf

The Romanian Industrial Manufacturing sector presents numerous opportunities for foreign suppliers of machinery, of precision tools, CNC, of special materials, machine-tools, industrial chemicals, tooling etc.

FRD Center is constantly monitoring the development of the metalworking sector in Romania, facilitating access of potential foreign exporters and strategic investors to the local companies’ decision makers.

FRD Center assists strong local companies with overseas expansion through crossborder acquisitions in other markets in CE and SE Europe, as well as worldwide.


For tailor-made market research, deal origination, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for M&A assistance and acquisition targets search feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

What are the most recent dynamics of the Romanian Industrial Manufacturing sector? What are the recent developments in the Romanian Industrial Production? Who are the players operating in the Romanian industrial sector?

More details at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2018/02/romanian-industrial-manufacturing.html

To learn more about the Romanian importer-distributors of Metal Processing Tools and Machinery feel free to consult the FRD Center blog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/romanian-importer-distributors-of-metal.html 

as well as at 

http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/08/machine-tools-imports-and-importer.html

For more details about the Market Entry to Romania and the Emerging Markets in Europe go to 
http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/08/market-entry-to-romania-and-emerging.html

Since 2000, FRD Center offers market research and M&A consulting services to foreign buyers and investment funds interested to enter Romania and the emerging markets in Europe as investors or joint-ventures.

More details about our Deal Origination services are available at: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/02/deal-origination-in-romania-and-region.html

For tailor-made sector data, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for M&A assistance and target origination feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

The FRD Center B2B Matchmaking services involve identification and selection of most relevant targets, direct liaison at Manager level, presentation of the Client's products / services, pursuit for obtaining expression of interest in a 1-2-1 meeting with the Client representative, arranging and confirming 1-2-1 business meetings in a Commercial Agenda / Business Itinerary in the market, assistance on location, follow-up etc.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

B2B Matchmaking z kwalifikowanymi importerami / dystrybutorami / dostawcami w Europie Wschodniej



Kim są główni importerzy i dystrybutorzy w Europie Wschodniej? Jak eksportować do Rumunii, Serbii lub na Węgry? Jak znaleźć najlepszych kupujących w Serbii lub w Bułgarii? Kim są najbardziej wykwalifikowani dostawcy lub wykonawcy w Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej lub w Europie Południowo-Wschodniej? Jak znaleźć dobrych partnerów biznesowych na rynkach takich jak Rumunia? 
http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/12/b2b-matchmaking-with-qualified.html

B2B Matchmaking z kwalifikowanymi importerami / dystrybutorami / dostawcami w Europie Wschodniej

Od ponad 20 lat FRD Center oferuje usługi kojarzenia B2B w Rumunii i na innych rynkach wschodzących w Europie, takich jak Polska, Węgry, Turcja, kraje bałtyckie itp.

Wielu naszych klientów wynajmuje nasze usługi kojarzenia B2B dopiero po wielokrotnych próbach, aby zidentyfikować i wyznaczyć wiarygodnego dystrybutora importerów lub lokalnego dostawcę / producenta na tych rynkach po tym, jak użyli swoich wewnętrznych zasobów bez powodzenia.

Nasze usługi obejmują identyfikację i wybór najbardziej istotnych celów, bezpośrednią łączność na poziomie Managera, prezentację produktów / usług Klienta, dążenie do uzyskania zainteresowania w 1-2-1 spotkaniu z przedstawicielem Klienta, zorganizowanie i potwierdzenie 1-2 -1 spotkania biznesowe w agendzie komercyjnej / planie podróży służbowych na rynku, pomoc w lokalizacji, działania następcze itp.

Więcej informacji na temat procesu wyszukiwania i wyboru importera-dystrybutora można znaleźć w naszej broszurze B2B pod tym linkiem: http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/FRD-Center-Market-Entry-and-Business-Matchmaking-Support.pdf

Czy chcesz nawiązać kontakt z lokalnymi wyspecjalizowanymi importerami-dystrybutorami i bezpośrednimi nabywcami lub z lokalnymi dostawcami / producentami na rynkach takich jak Rumunia, Czechy, Bułgaria? Być może możemy współpracować.

W celu uzyskania dopasowanych danych sektorowych i kojarzenia B2B z graczami na rynkach wschodzących w Europie, w celu wprowadzenia produktu do potencjalnych nabywców w Rumunii, Polsce, Czechach, Serbii, na Litwie itp., Prosimy o kontakt z zespołem FRD Center pod adresem: 
email: europa@ frdcenter.ro lub tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

FRD Center oferuje badania rynkowe w Europie Wschodniej i regionie, kojarzenie B2B w Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej i SEE, pomoc w zakresie M & A w Rumunii, w Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej i Europie Południowo-Wschodniej, na rynkach wschodzących w Europie. 
http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/FRD-Center-Corporate-Presentation-2017.pdf

Usługi FRD Center B2B Matchmaking polegają na identyfikacji i selekcji najbardziej istotnych celów, bezpośredniej współpracy na poziomie Managera, prezentacji produktów / usług Klienta, dążeniu do uzyskania zainteresowania w 1-2-1 spotkaniu z przedstawicielem Klienta, aranżacji i potwierdzanie 1-2-1 spotkań biznesowych w agendzie komercyjnej / planie działalności na rynku, pomoc w lokalizacji, monitorowanie itp.

FRD Center (www.frdcenter.ro) organizuje spotkania B2B, misje handlowe, przedstawicielstwa handlowe i kojarzenie biznesowe między producentami zagranicznymi, producentami, eksporterami i lokalnymi kupującymi, importerami-dystrybutorami, hurtownikami, dostawcami w Rumunii, Europie Wschodniej i na rynkach wschodzących w Europie. 
http://www.frdcenter.ro/English/b2b_matchmaking.htm

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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Invitation to the Access MBA / EMBA One-to-One event in Bucharest, 14 May

As an experienced business professional, you’ve likely considered getting an MBA or EMBA degree to enrich your career and increase your salary. This is your opportunity to find out how!

Each year the Access MBA Tour gives thousands of professionals the chance to meet representatives from some of the world’s best international business schools on a One-to-One basis.

Date: May 14, 2018
Time: From 4:30pm to 10:00pm (upon invitation)
Place: Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest Hotel, 1-3 Episcopei Str., District 1


Event features include:
One-to-One* Meetings with MBA Admissions Directors
Individual Consulting Sessions with Access MBA Experts
School Panel Discussions and GMAT Workshops
Over 2 million euros in scholarship opportunities

*Individual 20 minute long meetings to discuss your MBA project

By registering for the One-to-One MBA event, your profile will be carefully matched and selected for individual meetings with the business schools that correspond to your expectations.

Why get an MBA?
9 in 10 survey respondents (86%) plan to hire recent MBA graduates in 2017 compared with 79% of employers who hired them in 2016. (GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey 2017)

US-based employers plan to offer recent MBA graduates a median starting base salary of USD 110,000 in 2017, up from USD 105,000 in 2016. (GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey 2017)

Studying for an MBA can help you not only learn valuable business skills, but also network with knowledgeable and successful professionals in the industry.


FRD Center has partnered with Access MBA for promoting this event.
FRD Center is an investment and M&A consulting firm, the Romania member of the M&A Worldwide Network for Mergers & Acquisitions since 2009. Company owners in Romania delegate FRD Center to attract foreign buyers / investors to their companies and hire our company to find international partners, targets for acquisition in the region or foreign investors.

Are you the owner / shareholder of a Romanian company with a minimum turnover of EUR 5 million interested in selling and attracting a foreign buyer / investor? Are you interested in expanding internationally through acquisitions of players in other markets?

Do you want to partner with a foreign partner to develop your business in other markets? To attract private equity to grow your business to another level? Are you looking for an International Joint Venture?

Perhaps we could collaborate. 
For more details, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459, +4021 411 1460, +4021 411 1461